June 2011

Johan Harstad reading

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Live From Prairie Lights
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Riding for Research, Honoring a Father

Alumni and former faculty of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop traveled from all directions and from great distances to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the famous and influential program June 9–12. But 1992 graduate Mitchell Clute is likely the only one arriving by bicycle—from 800 miles away.
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Betty Auchard reading

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Live From Prairie Lights
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Iowa City Book Festival in Oprah's 'O' Magazine

"The Iowa City Book Festival began as a thank-you to local residents, who in 2008 showed up by the hundreds at the University of Iowa Library to rescue the collection from rising flood waters.
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BOOKMARKS Book Art of Johnson County Debuts

image(Iowa City, IA)— Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature and three Johnson County public libraries unveiled 25 unique BookMark statues June 3, 2011, kicking off what is believed to be the first public art display in the world to celebrate reading and writing.
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Dara Wier—Chance, Risk, and “Getting Away With It”

June 13, 2011
Risk taking, risk evaluation, risk avoidance are all leaned up against when one decides to become a writer and decides how to write what one writes. We hear writers say to one another all the time: how did you get away with that?! Or, I can’t believe you got away with that! We admire how writers “get away” with things in writing. Why is this? What attracts us to this? Obviously, at least partly, because in that expression is implicitly also unsaid: Hmmmmm, I don’t know if I could have let myself do that.

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